Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
The award-winning Today in America television program presents a Kids, Sports and Concussions segment with attention paid to preventing concussions in youth sports as part of the Tomorrow’s Health Solutions Today series. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related Traumatic Brain Injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents, from birth to 19 years. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Knowing the signs of a concussion after a child is hurt playing sports is the key to preventing more serious medical issues later. If any one of these signs is noticed, the child should be taken out of the game:
In addition, the Pop Warner Little Scholars organization has recently implemented the National Rule Changes Regarding Practice & Concussion Prevention for their football team. There are new products on the market that aid adults in detecting head trauma in youth athletes, including special headbands, mouth guards and helmets with microchips. For youth organizations who cannot afford expensive equipment, there are other options. More information for coaches, parents and youth sport organizers is available on the CDC website. (http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/sports/recognize.html)
Show host Terry Bradshaw is powerful advocate for concussion prevention. His 14 year career in the NFL was one where he received numerous concussions from strong and violent knocks to the head and body. This has left him with some self-proclaimed memory problems. The Hall of Fame quarterback spoke openly about the subject recently on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and when asked, replied that he had six known head injuries. He knew of them he said, because they knocked him out cold. Bradshaw, a Pro Ball Hall of Fame inductee, is a popular and respected sports celebrity who is one of the famous spokespeople for Nutrisytem.
The Today in America Terry Bradshaw television show spans the globe to find the most intriguing stories to share with the audience. It features topics such as the greening of America, social media and business and family recreation options. The provocative program films on location, is edited in South Florida and airs on regional and national cable television networks. Please visit todayinamericatv.com for more information about the show, it host or to see sample videos.